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Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby the_red_Dane » 08 Aug 2015, 19:37

I am looking to start on my Wood elves very soon, having ordered both some GG and EG, half the EG are going to get kitbashed into Waywatchers, so a few questions:


1. What are some good bows for Waywatchers? Which kits have the best/most elven looking bows?


2. Any one know whether the high elf Shadow warriors/Sisters of Avalorn can be good for kitbashing waywatchers/Wood elves as well? The high "scarfs" and such seems like they could fit well, does a Wildwood Ranger hooded head fit into the model?


3. Dark Eldar wyches kitbashed for Wardancers? I have quite a bit of Dark Eldar lying around, I particular intend to use some of their heads.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Peter of Loren » 08 Aug 2015, 21:05

1. The Sisters of Avelorn have some nice looking magical bows.

2. A lot of people (myself included) have kitbashed shadow warriors/sisters with the Glade Guard/scouts models to make some pretty good looking waywatchers. Never seen anyone try to do it with Eternal guard though. You should post them if they turn out well.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Kaese » 08 Aug 2015, 21:17

Shadow warrior box seems to be quite popular for way watcher conversions, especially with wild wood ranger heads. I have one unit waiting to be finished. The hooded head isn't easy to fit and you need to cut off huge part of the hood from the backside.

Hawkoon posted some pictures on his blog.
http://www.asrai.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28599&start=25#p350715

I have seen that somebody made his wardancers mostly from wytch parts. The poses are perfect for wardancers.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby the_red_Dane » 08 Aug 2015, 21:36

Peter of Loren wrote:1. The Sisters of Avelorn have some nice looking magical bows.

2. A lot of people (myself included) have kitbashed shadow warriors/sisters with the Glade Guard/scouts models to make some pretty good looking waywatchers. Never seen anyone try to do it with Eternal guard though. You should post them if they turn out well.



I'm not sure if I like the magical bows, they look awesome, but I'm just not sure if they're a good fit for my waywatchers. But good to know that they fit together. I was originally inspired by this: http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w37 ... 23f04f.jpg for my Waywatchers.

From this progress thread: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthrea ... oods-today
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Nicholas Nitro » 08 Aug 2015, 21:46

The glade-guard kit comes with several extra bows. It looks like they are what the warseer blogger used for their bows. :thumbsup:
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby the_red_Dane » 08 Aug 2015, 22:13

Awesome, good to know.

I'm just "worried" that using Shadow Warriors as bodies will look too "metalled" I like my Wood elves with very little metal armor.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Nicholas Nitro » 08 Aug 2015, 22:41

Maybe you can flatten the scale-mail patterns with green-stuff and then paint the metal like cloth?
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby the_red_Dane » 08 Aug 2015, 23:42

That's a good suggestion, I'm not very proficient with greenstuff though, it's something I'll need to train. Though I assume it's not hard to cover up chainmail/scalemail and make it smooth.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Nicholas Nitro » 09 Aug 2015, 00:09

Exactly. You could even do it by laying on the paint really thick.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby the_red_Dane » 09 Aug 2015, 00:11

I'd constantly be screaming "Thin your paints!" at myself if I did that. :P
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Kaese » 09 Aug 2015, 06:57

You can also use pva glue to flatten the chainmail areas. Just apply the glue with brush and flatten it down with a wet brush. Should be quite easy to so but the end result might not be as good as with green stuff.
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Re: Advice needed for kitbashing Wood elves.

Postby Cernunnos » 09 Aug 2015, 09:16

don't bother flattening them, paint them green instead, as leather can be painted all sorts of colour, who says it's got to be scale mail anyway?? paint the odd scale in a lighter or darker shade and it'll break the colour up. :nod:
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